Speedy

SpeedyOn Monday the 19th of august (a few weeks ago by now) my old and sweet cat Speedy died. He lived to the ripe old age of 18,5 years old.

I miss him but I am also happy that he died in peace.

He had a tumor in his stomach which I discovered before he really had problems with it, chances that he would survive an operation at his age where very very slim so I decided to have him put down.

He died in my arms while I was hugging him, this was very hard for me but I could see he had enough and was ready to die, he kept purring and looking at me as if to say "It's ok, don't worry, I am happy to go now".

 

I have had Speedy since 1999, we loved each other very much, he was always sleeping next to me and often would sit in my lap as I was programming. I will truly miss him and frankly, typing this makes me miss him more, so I will keep this blog entry to a minimum.

One of my neighbors advised me to read this poem (Dutch but beautiful): http://www.annemarie-paragnost.nl/gedicht_de_regenboogbrug.htm

 

Rest in peace my sweet Speedy.

Comments

Very beautifully written Val. I know know much it can hurt to lose a pet who was very dear to you so I find this very strong of you. Speedy was a very gentle and sweet cat. I am very happy he became so old and without any pain. I know for sure he rests in peace!

By Anonymous (not verified)

Thank you.

By valheru

You know i never react on blogs but this time i will.
I can understand your sadness when u wrote this cos it comes from the hart and these are words full of meaning and emotion.
In agreement with the above i am touched by what u write here and think its very beautifull.
Also i can say that:
"Yes, i've been thinking of you"
Nog maar eens: sterkte man

By Anonymous (not verified)